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        Historical Pastime or a New Game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third.

      Harris and Wallis Corner of St Paul's Churchyard London early 19th Century - Engraved children's game, dissected and mounted on linen, orginal hand-colour. Dimensions: 550 × 510mm (21.75 × 20 inches). An uncommon and early edition of a popular historical race game designed for the education of young children, beginning at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and ending with the accession of King George III in 1760. In an advertisement for the game, the author hoped that the 'utility and tendency of this Game must be obvious at first sight; for surly there cannot be a more agreeable study than History'. The game saw children using a teetotum, or spinning top, to progress through English history in a clockwise direction, with each child assigned a letter to play with and a set of rules that either rewarded or fined the players dependent on which of the 158 medallions they landed upon during the game. The rules for each of the medallions greatly differed, for example the player had to land on the Doomsday medallion in order to continue, and could not share medallions with other players apart from The Holy Land. Despite the monarchic character of the game, medallions also highlight controversy, such as Edward II's supposed love affair with Pierre Gaveston. The game also saw later Victorian editions, with the Queen in the centre. Available here, as usual, without the separately published booklet of rules, this example belongs to an early edition, quite possibly the first of 1803 which was published 6 years before King George III's Golden Jubilee - an event that set a precedent for the public celebrations we see today. Uncommon: COPAC lists only 7 locations.

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        Nova floresta, ou sylva de varios apophthegmas, e ditos sentenciosos espirituaes, e moraes . Quarta impressão.

      Lisbon, volumes I-II and V: Na Regia Officina Silviana, e da Academia Real, 1759; volume III: Na Officina Patriarcal de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1759; volume IV: Na Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1760, 1759-1760. - 5 volumes. 4°, contemporary speckled sheep (some wear at extremities), spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt fillets, crimson morocco lettering pieces in second compartments from head, gilt letter, small gilt volume numbers in third compartment, covers double ruled in blind, edges of covers milled, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled red, green silk ribbon place markers. Woodcut royal arms with monogram "M" at center on title page of volumes I-III, V; a different woodcut vignette on title page of volume IV. Numerous woodcut initials. Woodcut and typographical headpieces. Woodcut tailpieces. Nicely printed on excellent quality paper. Overall a very good to fine set. Internally in fine to very fine condition. (11 ll.), 496 pp.; (2 ll.), 415 pp. [last incorrectly paginated 15]; (2 ll.), 538 pp., (1 blank l.), with leaves Ll3-4 bound into volume IV after Mm2; (4 ll.), 550 pp., with 2 ll. of volume III bound in and p. 549 incorrectly paginated 535; (2 ll.), 554 pp., (1 l. licenses). *** Fourth edition of one of Bernardes' most important and popular works, originally published in 5 volumes from 1706 to 1728. Innocêncio had only seen complete copies of the first and fourth editions. This is due to the fact that the second and third editions of the first two volumes, and the second edition of the third volume were counterfeits, purporting to be the first editions, but actually counterfeits printed by José António da Silva, possibly in 1726, 1727, 1728, and 1747 (see Payan Martins).Manuel Bernardes (1644-1710), one of Portugal's greatest writers, studied law and philosophy at Coimbra, then spent most of his life at the Congregação do Oratorio in Lisbon. According to Bell, "His style is marked in an equal degree by grace and concision, intensity and restraint, smoothness and vigour . His reputation as a lord of language has survived every test" (Portuguese Literature p. 249).*** Innocêncio V, 374-5; XVI, 135 no. 18. Barbosa Machado III, 194-6: mentioning only the first edition. Bell, Portuguese Literature pp. 249-50. Pinto de Mattos (1970) pp. 71-2: mentioning the first and fourth editions. Palha 1548. See Payan Martins, Livros clandesinos e contrafacções em Portugal no século XVIII, pp. 258-67. See also Saraive & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed.), pp. 508-12; Zulmira Santos in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 59-60; Maria Lucília G. Pires in Biblos, I, 652-6. Cf. Azevedo-Samodães 382 and Ameal 270, both copies of the first edition. NUC: no edition earlier than the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung der ben der Stadt Hamburg eingeführten Feuerveranstaltungen und Ordnungen

      Jeremias Conrad Hamburg, 1760 - Diverse Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband Sammlung der ben der Stadt Hamburg eingeführten Feuerveranstaltungen und Ordnungen Einband altersbedingt berieben Kanten altersbedingt bestossen Seiten und Schnitt altersbedingt nachgedunkelt Einige Seiten weisen altersbedingt leichte Verschmutzung und Stockflecken auf Illustriertes Exemplar Exemplar auf Altdeutsch Masse ca. 20,5x13cm Sprache: Deutsch gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La G.de Rue de Leyde en Hollande (mirrored)

      Huquier, Paris (Jacques Gabriel Huquier) ca. 1760- 1770 325 x 466 mm (plate: 307 x 407 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour La Gde. Rue de Leyde en Hollande. 35. Vuë d'Optique Nouvelle, Representant de Gde. Re et le Canal den Etrangers á Leyde en Hollande. Á Paris chez Huquier. Fau.(..) St. Martin. Light folding in two corners. Smudging at the top. Good state. Clear optical print of Leiden (Leyde) in the Netherlands. The plate shows a canal surrounded by a shop on the left and a highly decorated building on the right. In the front two canal boats pass each other. The print is hand coloured in vibrant colours like pink, blue, yellow and green. The plate appears to be signed in the left corner of the print (MY*). On the back of the plate a description is written in ink.

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        \"Der Reyher wird von den Falcken oben herab geschlagen\". Zwei Falken stürzen sich von oben auf einen Reiher, einer der beiden Falkner zeigt einem der Falken Handschuh und Köder, denn nur der Fänger allein fängt die Beute.

       Kupferstich von Martin Elias Ridinger nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1760, 29,5 x 24 cm. Thienemann 136. - Blatt X aus der Folge: \"Jaeger und Falkoniers mit ihren Verrichtungen\". - Mit Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie, alt aufgezogen, dort im Rand stärker gebräunt. - \"... mit Recht geschätzte Sammlung\" (Thienemann S. 34). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Falken, Jagd

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        HINAGATA MIYAKO NO FUJI Chu^

      , 1760. 1760. Good. [DESIGN - HIINAGATABON]. Omiya Muneshichi, artist. HINAGATA MIYAKO NO FUJI Chu. Kyoto? Horeki 10 [1760]. 26.2 x 18.2 cm. 32 full page b+w printed kimono designs. There is one copy in the KSSM, in the National Diet Library. There are apparently none recorded outside Japan. Original covers, no title label. Soiling, wear, paper wrinkling. Good impressions. Volume two, only, of three published.

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        Vue de l'Hotel Royal des Gardes du Corps a pied vis á vis la Salle Blanche a manger a Londrea (mirrored)

      Paquier, Paris ca. 1760 326 x 463 mm (plate: 271 x 427 mm) Engraving, watercolour Vue de l'Hotel Royal des Gardes du Corps a pied vis á vis la Salle Blanche a manger a Londrea; Se vend ches Paquier rue St. Severin auprés de l'Eglise chez in Vitrier Heavy foxing in left margin and top left corner of the print. A hand coloured optical view of Whitehall, London. Inigo Jones' Banqueting House on the right side, William Kent's Treasury buildings on the left and the Holbein gate at center. A Royal parade passes the square. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the cities inhabitants are depicted in more vibrant colours. No. 52 written in ink on the bottom left corner. (Londen)

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        Des semis et plantations des arbres et de leur culture ou methodes pour multiplier et elever les arbres, les planter en massifs et en avenues, former les forets et les bois, les entretenir et retablir ceux qui sont degrades .

      Paris H L Guerin & L F Delatour 1760 - First edition. 4to., [iv], lxxx, 384, 28, 10pp., 17 folding engraved plates, large engraved headpiece. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving richly gilt spine, raised bands, morocco label, corners worn, an excellent copy. One of Duhamel's main interests was the cultivation and use of timber; this is one of his chief books on the subject. "The sections of the book discuss the soil, the climate, and the choice of trees; their propagation; nursery gardens; planting; forests; and maintenance and re-afforestation, with all instructions based firmly on the author's long experience of forestry."- Raphael. Nissen 545; Oak Spring Sylva, 34; Stafleu & Cowan 1545. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tyrolis pars meridionalis cum Episcopatu Tridentino...descripta.

      1760. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 475x563. Non comune carta ridotta dalla grande opera di Spergs che raffigura tutto il Trentino comprendendo anche Val Venosta e Gardena; essa si può considerare la prima carta rappresentante il territorio fedelmente. Ottimo esemplare con piccolo restauro alla piega centrale in basso. Perini, L'Italia e le sue regioni, pag. 90 (cita l'originale di Von Spergs); Tomasi, Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell'antica cartografia, 73.

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        Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

      London: Printed for the Author. Very Good. 1760. Hardcover. 2 vols. 1st edition, folio, in original full speckled calf with new spines and renewed endpapers, complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folded). Title page to volume 1 mounted with a vertical crease mark. Author Philip Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden (one of the oldest Botanical Garden's in Britain), where engravings occurred under his supervision and drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering; these volumes are a glorious and impressive addition to any library and a high point for botany. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 200; [iv] pages .

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      Augsburg, ca. 1760. 12 Tle. in 3 Bdn. 10 x 16 cm. Mit gestoch. Titel, 12 gestoch. Zwischentiteln und 379 Kupfertafeln von Gottfried Bernhard Götz, Josef Sebastian und Johann Baptist Klauber. Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher barocker Deckelvergold. u. dreiseit. Goldschnitt. Thieme-Becker XIV, 320; Ornamentstichslg. Bln. 4303. - Schöne Kupferstichfolge für die einzelnen Jahrestage mit Szenen aus dem Leben der Tagespatrone und mit Monatskupfern. Begleitet werden die barocken Darstellungen von in die Platte gestochenen lateinischen Versen aus der Bibel, den Evangelien und den Psalmen. - Ebde. etw. beschabt u. bestoßen. Alle Kupferstiche alt auf Bütten aufgezogen. Tls. gering finger- u. wasserfleckig. Ein Zwischentitel u. zwei Tafeln lose. - Komplett und mit diesen ungewöhnlichen, dekorativen Einbänden von großer Seltenheit! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Alte Drucke, Andachtsbilder

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        Plan of Fort George on the Island of New Britain] Plan von Fort Georg auf der insel New Britannien, er Funden von Whilhem Dampiere, anno 1700

      1760 - Gouache, painted on fine watermarked laid paper, in excellent condition. A rare fictional manuscript plan of Fort George on the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. This fascinating manuscript map depicts an English fort on the island of New Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Although the fort is identified as Fort George, there appears to be no historical reference to a fort by that name ever existing on New Britain. In fact the shape of the island and the complicated layout of the ramparts suggests that this representation is fictional rather than illustrative. The buildings, which are all identified in a numbered key, resemble medieval architecture rather than eighteenth century design, signifying that this fine painting is a product of the artist's romantic vision rather than a depiction of an actual place. It is likely that this magnificent painted plan was based on the accounts of William Dampier's travels published in his Voyages to New Holland (1703-9), which recounted his discovery of New Britain and the Dampier strait. Although fictional, this is a fascinating glimpse of eighteenth century cartography, which often relied more on written accounts and hypothetical theories than actual geographic surveys.

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        Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

      London: Printed for the Author. Very Good. 1760. Hardcover. 2 vols. 1st edition, folio, in original full speckled calf with new spines and renewed endpapers, complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folded). Title page to volume 1 mounted with a vertical crease mark. Author Philip Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden (one of the oldest Botanical Garden's in Britain), where engravings occurred under his supervision and drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering; these volumes are a glorious and impressive addition to any library and a high point for botany. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 200; [iv] pages .

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        Vathek, by William Beckford, a new translation by Herbert B. Grimsditch, with ten illustrations by Marion V. Dorn. Bloomsbury, The Nonesuch Press, 1929.

      Hardcover with brown paper covered boards and vellum spine. Marbled endpapers. The front displays a stamped and gilded decoration of Arabic typography. The spine contains the title information also in gold. The top edge is gilded. The corners and edges of the boards are slightly damaged. Overall the book is in good condition. No foxing. 16,5 x 23,2 cm, [8] 1-172 [4] pp. The second to last page shows that this book is number 856 of 1050 limited editions that were published in England. This work contains eight full-page lithographs and two small vignette by Marion V. Dorn. Vathek is an early example of a Gothic novel by the British writer William Beckford (1760-1844). The lead character, caliph Vathek, goes on several adventures to gain supernatural powers. Instead of obtaining these powers, Vathek is doomed to live in hell for eternity. On these quests he meets eerie individuals and travels to fantastical places. This work is a beautiful example of the oriental influence in the 19th century. The illustrations are made by the American illustrator and textile designer Marion Victoria Dorn (1896-1964). These expressive and rather modern illustrations are the only pictures by her that were published as book illustrations. The repetition and variation of the motifs demonstrate her powerful way of designing and can easily be converted into patterns for textiles or rugs. B2391

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        Portus Bresti/Le Port de Brest

      Daumont, Paris. ca. 1760. 30 x 45 cm (plate: 25 x 39 cm). Handcoloured copperplate engraving.Portus Bresti, 22e Vue d'optique Representant, Le Port de Brest. Dessiné d'après nature par Ozanne. A Parischez Daumont rue St Martin.Some age related discolouration. Good state. Clear watermark in the middle of the print. A view on the port of Brest (Belarus) as seen from the river. Large ships and sloops sail by while the softly coloured city lies in the distance.

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        Prospecte aller Nürnbergischen Staedtlein, Markt-Flecken und Pfarr-Dörffer.

      Nbg., Selbstverlag, 1760. 21 x 33 cm. Mit 70 Kupfertafeln (inkl. gestoch. Titel) nach M.G. Lampferdtinger. HPergament mit hs. Titelschild. Müller, Nürnberger Kupferstich 61 - 64 (nennt nur 63 Tafeln); Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX, S. 85. - Gesuchte Folge von Ansichten kleinerer Städte und Dörfer im Nürnberger Gebiet, heute z.T. auch Vororte der Stadt. Darunter: Alfeld, Altdorf, Bruck Eltersdorf, Eschenbach, Feucht, Fischbach, Fürth, Gräfenberg, Gustenfeld, Henfenfeld, Hersbruck, Hilpotstein, Krumbach, Kornburg, Lauf, Lichtenau, Mögeldorf, Pommelsbrunn, Poppenreuth, Reichenschwand, Rückersdorf, Tennenlohe, Veitsbronn, Velden, Walkersbrunn, Wöhrd u.v.a. - Der gestochene Titel mit einer schönen Gesamtansicht von Nürnberg. - Es fehlt ein typographisches Blatt (Drucktitel, Register, Widmung?). - Teils gering gebräunt, in den Rändern einige Blätter wasserrandig, durchgehend schöne, kräftige Drucke. - Vorsatz mit handschriftliche Widmung der Tochter von Ernst Penzoldt. - Einband berieben und die Kanten bestoßen. - Komplett sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken, Geschichte

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        The Compleat Confectioner

      A very rare early edition C1760. The title changed in 1770 to "The Complete Confectioner" when printed by J Cooke as referenced by Bitting. Original front and rear boards. Been sympathetically restored with new half calf spine with gold bands. Only missing page was the title page which has been replaced with a facsimile. New endpapers.Original facsimile of authors signature on page iv and on the first page of text. Cf Cagle p509.  No inscriptions, 304pp +16 contents to rear, light foxing in places and some small worm holes in the corners.  Considering the age of the book this is in very good condition.

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        A new general English dictionary; particularly calculated for the use and improvement of such as are unacquainted with the learned languages . The eleventh edition

      printed for Catherine and Richard Ware, London 1760 - 8vo, pp. [16] & unpaginated lexicon in double column; contemporary full calf, gilt fillets on otherwise unadorned spine; spine ends chipped, extremities rubbed, hinges cracked, a gathering or two extended; a good copy. Incorporating the names and descriptions of hundreds of English and Welsh towns, with their market-days, government, manufactures, distances from London, etc. It was partially due to this gazetteer-like entry that the work remained popular with the public. Alston V, 155 (the first of two issues). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JAGD. - Falknerei. "Der Reyher wird von den Falcken oben herab geschlagen". Zwei Falken stürzen sich von oben auf einen Reiher, einer der beiden Falkner zeigt einem der Falken Handschuh und Köder, denn nur der Fänger allein fängt die Beute.

      - Kupferstich von Martin Elias Ridinger nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1760, 29,5 x 24 cm. Thienemann 136. - Blatt X aus der Folge: "Jaeger und Falkoniers mit ihren Verrichtungen". - Mit Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie, alt aufgezogen, dort im Rand stärker gebräunt. - ". mit Recht geschätzte Sammlung" (Thienemann S. 34).

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        Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distinguà s les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles contiennent, tirà es du Neptune Oriental.

      - [Paris, De Vaugondy, c. 1760. Large engraved map (490 x 560 mm), coloured in outline, previously folded, as usual, with wide margins. Robert de Vaugondy, in collaboration with his son Gilles, was one of the most innovative mapmakers of the 18th century, striving for accuracy and finer detail with his Atlas Universel. In 1760, Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. This map covers all of India, Southern Central Asia, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia down to the Straits.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. G. de L'Isle b. Con. Tob. Lotter, "Afrika concinnata Secundum Observationes Menbror .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1760, 44 x 57 Mit fig. Kartusche und schönem Flächenkolorit.

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        Quattro Elegantissime Egloghe Rusticali

      Venice: Paolo Colombani, 1760. 4to (204 x 160 mm). 4 full-page engraved plates after Pietro Antonio Novelli (3) and Francesco Bartolozzi (1) by Antonio Baratti, title-page vignette, one head-piece and 5 tail-pieces, 5 ornamental initials. 19th-century quarter vellum, decorated paper boards. Some pale dampstaining to lower corners, generally crisp. Provenance: Philip Hofer; purchased from Andrew Robison, 1981. FIRST EDITION, of four eclogues on food and wine by various authors associated with the Accademia dei Granelleschi (as stated in the Introduction), including Daniele Farsetti, Tommaso Giuseppi Farsetti, Francesco Bracciolini, and Bernardino Baldi. The plates include one of the earliest works of Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815). The full-page illustrations face text that incorporates a large historiated initial marrying elements found in the opposite scene. For example, a beggar crushes garlic in a bowl, while the facing initial shows a garland of the same. Brunet IV:1005; Morazzoni 251; Moschini 122. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        DESCRIPTION DES PIERRES GRAVEES DU FEU BARON STOSCH DEDIEE A SON EMINENCE MONSEIGNEUR LE CARDINAL ALEXANDRE ALBANI.

      1760 - Florence, Andre Bonducci, pp (ix manuscript), (viii), xxxii, 596, (xxxi corrections), two engraved plates by I. A. Schweickart, later half calf, recently rebacked. With a 9 page manuscript copy of an essay by Winckelmann bound in before the printed text. Two versions were printed, one unillustrated and one deluxe edition with a portrait of Stosch and eleven of Schweickart's engravings of the gems. Several copies of the printed work can be found in institutions, some with, some and without engravings, but both rarely appear on the market (Brunet). Johan Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), born in Stendal, west of Berlin, murdered in Trieste; a key figure in the eighteenth century knowledge and interpretation of the history of classical art. Indeed Winckelmann was significant as the forerunner of modern art historians, recounting the art of past cultures not merely as a chronological series of events or artists' lives, but in terms of evolving styles. He was a great friend of the painter Anton Raphael Mengs (1728?Äì79), who painted his portrait, and with whom he enjoyed a flamboyant relationship and lived for a time in Rome. His writings influenced not only a new science of archaeology and art history but Western painting, sculpture, literature and even philosophy, and he was highly praised by Goethe and other writers and artists. Winckelmann's History of Ancient Art (1764) was one of the first books written in German to become a classic of European literature. Before Winckelmann's time archaeology did not exist even as a concept, let alone as a science. Greek and Roman antiquities were simply appropriated from ancient sites by the rich and powerful of Europe. Winckelmann spent several months touring the sites and collections in Naples and Herculaneum, as well as the temples at Paestum, and his stature as an archaeologist was rewarded in 1763 when he was appointed prefect of antiquities at the Vatican. Within a year or two his standing as a guide had become such that a conducted tour with Winckelmann formed the high point of many a sovereign's visit to Rome. Winckelmann's first detailed, scholarly book was published in Florence in 1760; his catalogue of the collection of gems assembled by Baron Stosch - one of the most important and representative groups at the time of antique engraved gems. The catalogue, "Description des Pierres Gravees du feu Baron de Stosch", dedicated to his patron Cardinal Albani, was published in the hope of finding a purchaser for the entire collection, and eventually the majority of this collection was purchased by Frederick the Great. Winckelmann set new standards for research into the history of antique precious stones: he described them precisely, organized them according to their style, and provided interpretations of the mythological motifs engraved on them. The anonymous manuscript "Nachrichten von dem beruhmten Stoschischen Museo in Florenz, an den Herrn Legationsrath von Hagedorn.", is a contemporary copy of one of a number of essays Winckelmann wrote for the "Bibliothek der Schonen Wissenschaften und der Freien Kunste", edited by Christian Felix Weisse, Leipzig, 1759. It was later published in "Johan Winckelmann's Samtliche Werke", volume 1, "Kleinere Auflage uber Gegenstande der Alten Kunst, 1756-59" edited by Joseph Eiselein, published Donauoschingen, 1825, p 274-283. In the Nachrichten he refers to his "Description." in progress and mentions the two gems,"die seltensten", illustrated in the book, as together encompassing "the entire system of Estruscans' art". The Tydeus gem and its more famous partner, the Stosch gem, or the "Five Heroes before Thebes", as Winckelmann called it, is the oldest extant work of Etruscan art, and a candidate for the oldest surviving masterpiece of all art. See "Winckelmann: Writings on Art." Selected and Edited by David Irwin, Phaidon 1972. "Winckelmann" by Wolfgang Leppmann, Alfred Knopf, 1970, etc. Watermark affecting the last few pages.

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        La venditrice di caffè

      Bassano: Remondini, 1760 - Incisione calcografica all'acquaforte e bulino di mm 320 x 259 alla battuta su carta vergatina settecentesca. Iscrizioni: subito sotto l'immagine : "Arabico niger exprimitur de semine potus: Gratus ubique latex, cui cedunt pocula Bacchi"; e subito sotto "El gusto mucho supera Del negro Arabo licor. Al de qualquiera que Bacco Offresca dorado umor"; infine nell'angolo in basso a sinistra :"Dominicus Majotto Pinxit". Alcune fioriture ma buon esemplare. Incisione che fa parte della serie "Capricci fiamminghi". Probabile secondo stato della stampa con l'aggiunta della traduzione spagnola, a testimonianza della vastità del mercato cui era rivolta. Nel volume dal titolo "Giovanni Volpato 1735 - 1803" a cura di Giorgio Marini si afferma in proposito: "La serie di incisioni , tratte da dipinti di Domenico Maggiotto, documenta la prima attività del Volpato svolta presso la Calcografia Remondini Le stampe favorirono una grande diffusione alle tele di Maggiotto, e ne testimoniano il favore riscontrato presso una vasta fascia del mercato collezionistico del tempo." 18mo secolo

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        Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distingués les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles contiennent, tirées du Neptune Oriental.

      

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        Jean and Madame de Ramponaux and their Coffee House.

      "Twee gravures van het in- en exterieur van het cafe van Madame Ramponeau te Parijs, met portretten van Jean Ramponaux en van Madame de Rampneau. Het interieur met zeer veel etende en drinkende personen. Het exterieur met groot doek met de tekst 'Le triomphe de monseur de Ramponeau' en veel volk. Uitgevers: Parvillee en Bulder, te Parijs [ca. 1760]. Het cafe 'Au tambour royal' werd in de jaren 1760 populair bij de lagere klassen vanwege de uiterst goedkope wijn die men schonk. Ramponeaux (1724-1802) was cabarettier van de La Courtille en o.m. uitvinder van een koffiefilter, maar zijn etablissement was berucht en trok een enorm publiek. Voltaire schrijft over hem en ook Fr.L. Kersteman in zijn autobiografie: Er waren soms wel 2000 à 3000 bezoekers die zich met drank en de grappen van Ramponeau vermaakten. De overheid liet de herberg door 100 gewapende soldaten bewaken. (EN) In 1760 the café of the cabaretier Ramponeau became very popular among the lower classes for its bad but extremely cheap wine. In fact it was at one point so popular that members of the higher classes also started to flock to the place. After a year a cancelled contract with the theater producer Gaudon, Ramponeau fell into oblivion as fast as he had risen to fame. In two separated plates are represented the interior and the exterior of the café; at the bottom in a circular frame the portraits of Ramponeau in one print and that of his wife on the other"."Etching on paper; total each ca. 220 x 340 mm."

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        Traité des Tulipes qui non seulement réunit tout ce qu'on avoit précédemment écrit de raisonnable, mais est augmenté de quantité de remarques nouvelles sur l'éducanion (sic) de cette belle fleur. Par l'auteur du Traité des Renoncules.

      

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        Delle misure d'ogni genere antiche, e moderne con note letterarie, e fisico-matematiche, a giovamento di qualunque architetto. Trattato [..].

      dalle Stampe di Giambatista Bossini, 1760. In-4° (cm. 26,8), solida legatura coeva in p. pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso e antica nota di possesso sbiadita al piatto (tracce d'usura), tagli spruzzati; pp. XXIV 208 in ottimo stato e fresche con 2 tavole ripiegate in fine f.t. e 1 bella antiporta in rame n.t. (Monti-Giampiccoli); sporadiche e lievissime fioriture, impercettibile gora al margine di qualche carta. Edizione originale di opera interessante. «Mentre i primi cinque capitoli presentano e confrontano, con un ampio corredo di note, varie unità di misura di età trascorse o proprie dell'epoca [..], l'ultimo è quasi una sintesi dell'idrodinamica allora nota, ed è in parte originale perché organizza deduttivamente la materia, presentando in modo sistemativo risultati e nozioni ottenuti separatamente da ricercatori che vanno da Galileo a Poleni» [DBI XXXI, 18]. Cfr. Riccardi 383. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Neueste Vorstellung und Beschreibung der, der [sic] Gesellschafft Iesu zugehoerigen Provinz Paraquay mit den angraenzenden Laendern...

      1760. Mappa del Paraguay e delle province istituite dai gesuiti intorno al 1732. Include una legenda per l'identificazione delle posizioni degli insediamenti spagnoli, dei neo-convertiti nativi americani, e degli indigeni non cristiani. La carta, come espressamente indicato nell'iscrizione del margine inferiore, a sinistra, deriva dalla mappa di Giovanni Petroschi (1715- 1766) stampata a Roma intorno al 1732, e che conobbe poi numerose traduzioni ed edizioni. Nel cartiglio sulla sinistra, la dedica a Francisco Retz (1673-1750), che fu Superiore della Compagnia di Gesù. Incisione su rame, finemente colorata a mano, restauri perfettamente eseguiti, visibili al verso, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Map of Paraguay or the provinces settled by the Jesuits around 1732, first issued in Rome by Giovanni Petroschi (1715- 1766). Includes a key for identification of locations of the settlements of Spanish, newly-converted native Americans, and the non-Christian natives. Includes scale. The map is dedicated to Francisco Retz (1673-1750), Superior General of the Society of Jesus Between 1609 and 1780, the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) established an autonomous Christian Indian state on the territory of present-day Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Argentina and Brazil. After unsuccessful efforts to Christianize the warlike Guaycurú Indians of northeastern Paraguay, the Jesuits concentrated on organizing the Guaraní Indians into a series of reducciones (reductions or townships), in which a kind of communal living was practiced. The system of reductions was an attempt to correct earlier abuses, in which the Paraguayan Indians were transformed into virtual slaves who were compelled to work for the Spanish settlers. Copper engraving, hand coloured, perfectly executed restorations on verso, otherwise in good condition. Francoforte Frankfurt Dimensioni in mm. 536 X 680

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        Vue de Peking Capitale de la Chine, et de la Superbe Muraille qui la Separe de la Tartarie

      Paris, 1760. Scarce original color vue optique depicting a panorama of the ancient walled city of Beijing which at the time was the seat of the Qing Dynasty, with hills and the Great Wall in the distance and an egg shell blue sky above. The print was made around the time that the Summer Palace, an outstanding example of Chinese landscape garden design, was built. In the foreground is a small dwelling with a supplicating traveler at the door; in the middle ground a main thoroughfare with horses and travelers and small dwellings; and in the background the walled city with grand buildings visible, and the hills and the Great Wall in the far distance appearing between the peaks. The print was intended to be viewed in a device consisting of a lens and a mirror, to create an illusion of depth; an early three dimensional effect. Below the title: "A Paris chez Beauvais rue St. Jacques proche de celle des Mathurins" and "Anriques Sculp." 11 1/2 x 15 3/4". With "N. 100" written in a contemporary hand above the top margin. Couple short closed tears otherwise very good. OCLC: 691504827 lists only one library holding a copy. See National Library of France: Bibliotheque nationale de France, departement Estampes et photographie, LI-72 (8)-FOL.

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        Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

      Printed for the Author, London 1760 - 2 vols. 1st edition, folio, in original full speckled calf with new spines and renewed endpapers, complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folded). Title page to volume 1 mounted with a vertical crease mark. Author Philip Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden (one of the oldest Botanical Garden's in Britain), where engravings occurred under his supervision and drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering; these volumes are a glorious and impressive addition to any library and a high point for botany. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 200; [iv] pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis. Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

      Full Vellum. Very Good. N.d., but late 18th century, after the publication of the original work in 1760, published in Venezia by Remondi. Large 8vo, 25 by 20 cm. 25 pen and ink pages of illustration. These begin with the elaborate pen and ink Baroque title page, with architectural decoration, followed by page showing drawings of hands, a second title with what we presume the one more fully original work by the copyist of seraphs holding up drapery with the title and a woman painter working before an easel, and other illustrative decoration (a broken sculpted head on the ground, etc.). Then 23 pages of pen and ink nude male studies, the figures very Michelangelo-esque in the musculature, and their overall sculptural quality. We would speculate that this copyist was in fact a woman, based on the second title illustration. This particular illustration is delightful, if the human figure itself doesn't have quite the polished execution of the copied material. Inked title on the vellum spine. The vellum is quite soiled. Otherwise, the paper within is of high quality and clean.

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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi [..]. [-Continuazione delle Memorie..].

      appresso Giambattista Bianchi, 1760. 12 volumi in-4° (cm. 25,3), solida legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro ai dorsi, tagli rossi; carte in ottimo stato, con 80 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. anche ripiegate (ritratto dell'autore, vedute della città, monumenti, oggetti d'arte e d'antichità, chiese, palazzi, eccetera), 2 grandi piante ripiegate f.t. al volume IX (topografica della città medievale e corografica dell'agro milanese) e molte illustrazioni in rame n.t.; qualche sporadica brunitura e segno d'uso, macchie a un paio di carte, due fogli di correzioni al tomo IX intercalati anziché in fine. Prima edizione della monumentale opera storiografica completa di tutte le tavole e dei tre volumi della Continuazione. «Ogni lato dell'intensa vita di una grande città per otto o nove secoli ha qui uno sviluppo narrativo secondo che l'ampiezza della cognizione storica lo richiede volta per volta, sì che più che una storia di Milano, abbiamo un De Rebus Mediolanensibus nel più ampio significato della parola» [Venturini, Storia di Milano]. Cfr. Predari 151; Hoepli 711; Lozzi 2634. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Hopfenernte.

      - Kupferstich v. F. Vivares n. George Smith, 1760, 36,5 x 48 Probedruck vor der Schrift!

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        Tagebuch der Bombardierung Dresdens durch Friedrich II, König von Preußen

      Ohne Verlag,wahrscheinlich Dresden, 1760 - 8 seitig Ausführliches Diarium von der Belagerung und Bombardierung der Königlichen REsidenzstadt Dresden von dem König in Preußen nebst einer Spezifikation derer Kirchen und Gaßen und Haußer, so durch die Bomben abgebranndt und ruiniret worden.Tagebuch beginnt mit Sonntag den 13.07.1760 bis 27.07.1760 sowie eine folgende Liste mit einem Verzeichnis der zerstörten Kirchen GAssen und Häusern. Zwei Bibliotheksstempel Bibliotheca PonickavianaPapier fleckig und gebräunt.Alles gut lesbar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Bibliothekseinband, gebundene Ausgabe

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        The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin

      C Bathurst, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, R and J. Dodsley, L. Davisand C. Reymers, J. ward, R Baldwin, S. Crowder and Co and W. Bowyer, London 1760 - The works, complete in 23 volumes. Published 1760 - 1768. A supplement was published in 1776, not present here. Volumes 1 - 17 are bound in plain cloth, with raised bands, with wear to the edges, and loss to most of the labels, the letters are bound in more elaborate gilt decorated calf, and are in much better condition. However a good set, complete, with all the boards present and attached, contemporary ownership inscriptions in vols 1 - 17. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Altes aus allen Theilen der Geschichte, oder Alte Urkunden, alte Briefe, und Nachrichten von alten Büchern, mit Anmerkungen. Erster Band, nebst dem nöthigen Register über die ersten Sechs Stücke und Zweyter Band, nebst den nöthigen Registern über die letztern Sechs Stücke.

      Stößek, Chemnitz, 1760-1766, - 12 Teile in 2 Bänden, OHPerg., 8°, 11 Bll., 793 (17) S., 4 Bll., 843 (19) S., Eigentümerstempel, alte Bibliothekskennzeichnungen, Einbände leicht berieben [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Everardi Ottonis ... ad Justiniani institutionum, sive elementorum libros IV. a Cujacio emendatos notae criticae et commentarius. Acc. Theophili paraphrasis institutionum interpretatio latina ex editione G. O. Reitzii ... cura Joh. Rudolphi Iselii..

      Basel, Thurneysen, 1760 Kl.4°, Titelblatt m kleinem Kupferstich, 9 Bl., 566 S., einge Holzschnitt-Vignetten, HLdr. der Zeit m Rückenschild, Min berieben, einige Bl. min. stocklfleckig - Everhard Otto (1685-1756) deutscher Jurist. - Iselin. Johann Rudolf (1705-1779) Basel. ref.. von Basel. Sohn des Hans Jakob. Ratsherrn und Seidenfabrikanten. und der Maria Elbs. Bruder des Johann Jakob ( -> 13). nes Louis. Tochter des Daniel. Ratsherrn. 1717-25 Rechtsstud. in Basel. 1726 Dr. iur. utr. Hier 1728 Vorsteher des Alumneums und 1734 Assessor der jurist. Fakultät. 1736 Ernennung zum Hofrat des Markgf. von Baden-Durlach. 1743-68 Redaktor der \"Basler Zeitung\" und einflussreicher Kommentator der Geschichte seiner Zeit. 1757 Berufung zum Prof. des röm. und öffentl. Rechts in Basel. 1759-76 Dekan der jurist. Fakultät. 1763-64 Rektor der Universität. Mitglied der Akademien der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Cortona. Florenz. Nancy. Paris und Rom. 1734-36 Herausgeber der Chronik des Aegidius Tschudi. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Rechtswesen

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        AN EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE CALLED THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER; OR, THE SOUL RISING OUT OF THE VANITY OF TIME, INTO THE RICHES OF ETERNITY. DISCOVERING THE TRUE WAY OF TURNING TO GOD, AND OF FINDING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN THE RICHES OF ETERNITY IN OUR SOULS

      Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1760. First American Edition. Wraps. Philadelphia Pemberton" in old ink at the top and a faint red library stamp at the bottom of the title page which is detached and lightly frayed at the fore-edge; small blue ink number stamp at bottom margin of the first page of text; general toning to the paper. Overall Very Good. Octavo (4-3/4" x 8"), printed wraps apparently removed from another volume; [1-2], 3-47, [1] pages. Campbell 648; Evans 8633; Hildeburn 1681; Miller 731: "The inclusion of this piece in a 'Collection of Devotional Tracts' (1760) along with the treatises of William Dell and John Rutty suggests that its printing was commissioned by the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. The work was first published in London, 1750.

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        Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis. Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

      - N.d., but late 18th century, after the publication of the original work in 1760, published in Venezia by Remondi. Large 8vo, 25 by 20 cm. 25 pen and ink pages of illustration. These begin with the elaborate pen and ink Baroque title page, with architectural decoration, followed by page showing drawings of hands, a second title with what we presume the one more fully original work by the copyist of seraphs holding up drapery with the title and a woman painter working before an easel, and other illustrative decoration (a broken sculpted head on the ground, etc.). Then 23 pages of pen and ink nude male studies, the figures very Michelangelo-esque in the musculature, and their overall sculptural quality. We would speculate that this copyist was in fact a woman, based on the second title illustration. This particular illustration is delightful, if the human figure itself doesn't have quite the polished execution of the copied material. Inked title on the vellum spine. The vellum is quite soiled. Otherwise, the paper within is of high quality and clean.

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        The Isle of Man and coast of North West England].

      London 1760 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 56 x 44 cm. Expert repairs to margin, two wormholes on upper margin. Very good condition. Chart of the coast of northwest England from the Mersey to the Solway Firth with adjacent coasts of Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man at upper centre. Compass point at centre shows north to the right of map. Soundings rhumb lines, ships at sea.Two inset coastal silhouettes at lower left. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm.Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published. Tooley, Dictionary of Maps and Map Makers p.125; Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p.163

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        AN EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE CALLED THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER; OR, THE SOUL RISING OUT OF THE VANITY OF TIME, INTO THE RICHES OF ETERNITY. DISCOVERING THE TRUE WAY OF TURNING TO GOD, AND OF FINDING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN THE RICHES OF ETERNITY IN OUR SOULS

      B. Franklin and D. Hall, Philadelphia 1760 - Octavo (4-3/4" x 8"), printed wraps apparently removed from another volume; [1-2], 3-47, [1] pages. Campbell 648; Evans 8633; Hildeburn 1681; Miller 731: "The inclusion of this piece in a 'Collection of Devotional Tracts' (1760) along with the treatises of William Dell and John Rutty suggests that its printing was commissioned by the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. The work was first published in London, 1750." "Philadelphia Pemberton" in old ink at the top and a faint red library stamp at the bottom of the title page which is detached and lightly frayed at the fore-edge; small blue ink number stamp at bottom margin of the first page of text; general toning to the paper. Overall Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Traité d’Optique sur la gradation de la Lumiere: Ouvrage posthume de M. Bouguer, de l’Acaémie Royale des Sciences, &c. Et publié par M. l’Abbé de la Caille, de la même Académie, &c.

      H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760., Paris: - 4to. xviii, [2], 368 pp. Engraved printer’s device on title-page, 7 engraved folding plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine panels and spine title; a few minor cover scars. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Bouguer, a brilliant French mathematician, astronomer and geophysicist, a child prodigy trained by his father, made some of the earliest recorded measurements in photometry. This is his final (and posthumous) work by the "father of photometry." In 1729 he had published Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière, the object of which was to define the quantity of light lost by passing through a given extent of the atmosphere, and he became the first known discoverer of what is now more commonly known as the Beer-Lambert law. Bouguer found the light of the sun to be 300 times more intense than that of the moon, and thus made some of the earliest measurements in photometry. "Just before he died, Bouguer completed a much larger book [this one] on photometry, the Traité d’optique sur la gradation de la lumiere. The Traité goes far beyond the Essai [d’optique sur la gradation de la lumière, (1729)], describing a number of ingenious kinds of photometers, including a method of goniophotometry, and even attempting an elaborate theory of the reflection of light from rough surfaces, although this was not successful. The third and last part of the book, however, gives a valid elementary theory of the horizontal visual range through an obscuring atmosphere, arriving at a law, usually credited to H. Koschmieder, considered to belong to the twentieth century. It is fair to consider Pierre Bouguer not only the inventor of the photometer but also the founder of an important branch of atmospheric optics." [DSB]. Bouguer’s father was Jean Bouguer, a well-known hydrographer who authored a seminal treatise on navigation. Upon his father’s death, Pierre—at age 15—succeeded the elder Bouguer as royal professor of hydrography. Pierre also wrote on hydrography. Provenance: From the Alan deHaas collection [no markings]. DSB Vol. II, pp. 343-44; Graesse I, 510; Norman 286; Wolf II, 167ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTAZIONE del Sig. Inglese tradotta in italiano.

      Gardi,, Ferrara, 1760 - in-8, pp. 212, bella leg. m. perg. coeva con tass. al d. Front. a due colori con vignetta inc. in rame raff. Ercole e il Leone. L'occhietto precisa meglio del front. il tema dell'opera: "Della forza dell'immaginazione delle donne gravide sopra il feto". Da pag.173 al fine è contenuto un "Ragionamento del Dott. Ignazio Vari". Prima ediz. [003]

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        A New Chart of the River St Laurence, from the Island of Anticosti To the Falls of Richelieu: With all the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings, also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by Order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the Expedition against Quebec in 1759. This chart was drawn from particular surveys of the following places; and published for the use of British navigators, by command of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty Charles Saunder, Pall Mall, May 1st., 1760.

      Published by Command of The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty,, London, 1760 - First state of Cook's seminal map of the St Laurence River Engraved chart in 12 sheets, dissected and laid on linen. Modern marbled paper slipcase, embossed red morocco title label. First state of Cook's seminal map of the St Laurence River Captain Cook's famous chart. The rare first state of the most important published chart for the river and Gulf of St Lawrence of the eighteenth century. This remarkable chart, over seven feet long, was so accurate that it "became the standard guide not only for the navy but for all seamen using the great waterway" (Beaglehole). In preparation for an amphibious attack on Quebec, during the French and Indian War, the British initially relied on captured French charts but, in view of the treacherous nature of stretches of the river, and lack of first-hand knowledge of the river, assembled a distinguished team of military surveyors, notably Samuel Holland, Joseph Frederick Wallet des Barres and, later to eclipse them all, the young James Cook. Although the impetus for this chart is credited to Charles Saunders, commander of the fleet at Quebec, much of the work was carried out under the auspices of Vice-Admiral Philip Durell, himself a distinguished hydrographer, who was entrusted with the task of keeping British shipping and supplies moving up- and down-river, for which ever more accurate charts were required. The survey materials were taken back to England by Admiral Saunders and given to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, who passed them to Thomas Jefferys, mapmaker to the British government, for publication. Saunders presented examples to the King and the Prince of Wales in May 1760. Cook's extensive and accurate work on this chart secured him a posting to survey the coasts of Newfoundland, which brought his name to the fore when the Admiralty was looking for a highly qualified naval officer to command a scientific voyage to the Pacific. Cook was sent to America in 1757, at the beginning of the Seven Years War. he was then just a master on HMS Pembroke. He took part in the capture of Louisbourg, where he learnt surveying and chartmaking from Samuel Holland. His chart of the St Laurence River was one of his earliest efforts. The St Laurence River was a key Cook's cartographic skill gained him notice amongst his superiors, and his commander Admiral Sir Charles Saunders arranged for them to be published in England. Following the fall of Louisbourg the British wintered in Halifax but in May 1759 set off up the St. Lawrence River to capture the main French stronghold of Quebec. Cook's ship assisted with the ferrying of troops and the charting of the St.Lawrence River in preparation for the assault on Quebec. The town fell to the British in September 1759 after an assault by the army of General Wolfe. "On June 17, 1755, ranked as an able-bodied seaman, Cook reported for naval service at Wapping, part of the dock lands of East London, on the River Thames. During the Seven Years' War between England and France, Cook served on several ships, including the HMS Eagle under Sir Hugh Palliser (1722–1796), who became another keen supporter of the seaman and his talents. He gave Cook opportunities for special instruction in navigation and charting; Cook was promoted to full master rank within two years. In the St. Lawrence River in Canada in the winter and early spring of 1758–1759, he undertook with others a detailed navigational survey that was critical in the successful September landing of the British troops under General James Wolfe that defeated the French at Quebec City. The resulting chart, "A New Chart of the River St. Laurence: From the Island of Anticosti to the Falls of Richelieu: With All the Islands, Rocks, Shoals, and Soundings, also Particular Directions for Navigating the River with Safety; Taken by the Order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the Expedition against Quebec in 1759," published in London in 1760 in tw [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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